Congratulations, Dr Alexandra Rose

Congratulations to Dr Alexandra Rose, Principal Clinical Psychologist working in the Brain Injury Service, who recently earned her PhD in Psychological Medicine from the University of Glasgow. Alex’s thesis addresses the challenges in assessing mood in individuals with severe cognitive impairment and communication difficulties after brain injury.

Alex’s research, including a systematic review published in Clinical Rehabilitation in 2022, revealed the inadequacy of current mood assessment measures for this patient group. Her proposed formulation-based model, developed through surveys, interviews, and focus groups, offers a comprehensive approach to accurate mood assessment after severe brain injury. As part of her postdoc plans, Alex aims to publish her model’s results and contribute to an international effort focused on creating a tool for precise assessment and treatment of this vulnerable patient group.

Well done, Dr Alexandra Rose!